Years ago, and I am talking pre online shopping, Doughty's used to send sample packs of fabric for mail order. When they arrived we used to choose what we wanted and send the sample back to them and the fabric would then arrive back in the post. What to do with the unwanted samples? I just put them in a box, closed the lid and forgot about them.
At one of my sewing groups it was decided to make some small quilts for wheelchair users of a local charity. We had to swap some fabrics and we could add to them accordingly. Being way behind as usual I thought it time to get a move on. I liked the fabrics I was given but they were very pale and I just couldn't think how to use them. Inspiration struck with the box of sample bits. One of the packs was a batch of cut triangles.
I paired them all together and chain stitched them into squares. They now measure 2.5".
My next thought was pinwheels. Having stitched a few together I decided that I didn't like them. So, some unpicking ensued, plus, I realised that they weren't very square so, they all got trimmed. This time they were paired again to another block to make flying geese.
They went together very quickly and were sewn into two strips. Using only what was in my stash I added the red and the grey. Now it needs to be sandwiched and quilted. It measures 36" square.Needs a good press.
A quilt isn't a quilt until it is quilted, right? But, it isn't properly finished until it has a label. Here is the label for Daisy's quilt. I appliquéd a flower over one of the quilted motifs and kept it within the quilting. All the information is in the centre.
In all the grey and gloom that has stricken us for so long this lovely bit of colour found its way in Kate's garden. I love Hellebores.
As I sit here writing this the fog has lifted and the sky is beautiful. Doing a happy dance.